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  • Join us in Wilcox Park for the first show in a free concert series with Westerly Sound: Explorations in Atmospheric Sound, Sunday, June 5th from 12-4 pm. Bring a blanket and a picnic and enjoy some...
  • This month's exhibit will feature local artists, Helen Roy and Lisle Ann Jackson! Head to the Hoxie Gallery from 5-7 pm Wednesday, June 1st to "Meet the Artists". Their pieces can be viewed in the...
  • On Saturday, June 11th, we will celebrate our 130th anniversary with a soirée in Wilcox Park from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the event are $130 per person. This momentous occasion will feature live...
  • GrantSelect is an extensive online database which contains more than 16,000 funding opportunities provided by more than 5,100 unique sponsoring organizations. Each record contains information about a...

What's Happening

May 28 to May 29
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9:00am - 5:00pm
Description The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 26th Annual 'Virtu' Outdoor Arts Festival   The event will take place in beautiful Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly, and will feature the fine selected works of professional artists and crafts persons. Virtu will be held rain...
May 28
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10:30am - 11:30am
Please join us for Zumba in the library's Terrace room on Saturday mornings with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Once the weather permits, classes will move back out to Wilcox Park. "Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate...
May 30
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9:00am - 8:00pm
May 31
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9:00am - 10:00am
We invite you to join us and Chelsea from Bluebird Yoga for an all levels (beginner friendly) yoga practice in the park Tuesdays at 9:00am! Wake up your body with a gentle stretch followed by flowing movement and strengthening. We will be meeting behind the pond, next to the big tree and near the...
May 31
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1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs....
May 31
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2:00pm - 3:30pm
Do you have problems with technology?Do you have questions about new gadgets?Do you have frustrations with the internet? NEW day and time!Come join us every Tuesday afternoon at 2PM via...
May 28 to May 29
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9:00am - 5:00pm
Description The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 26th Annual 'Virtu' Outdoor Arts Festival   The event will take place in beautiful Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly, and will feature the fine selected works of professional artists and crafts persons. Virtu will be held rain...
May 30
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9:00am - 8:00pm
May 31
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10:00am - 10:30am
Please join us on Tuesdays at 10:00 am in the Terrace room for a family storytime! The program will be geared towards ages birth through 11 years when accompanied by a caregiver.  *Please note: masks are optional and patrons will be responsible for their own social distancing. 
June 01
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5:00pm - 7:00pm
This month's exhibit will feature local artists, Helen Roy and Lisle Ann Jackson! Head to the Hoxie Gallery from 5-7 pm Wednesday, June 1st to "Meet the Artists". Their pieces can be viewed in the Hoxie Gallery through the month of June during library hours. About the artists:...
June 02
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5:30pm - 7:30pm
Want a chance to hone your skills against a variety of players, including two state champions? Stop by the Westerly Library and Wilcox Park on Thursdays, between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm for our weekly community Chess Club. Meets are held in the library's Old Main Reading room and players of any skill...
June 04
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9:00am - 4:00pm
Beginning on the first Saturday of each month, you can come grab a bag of supplies from the Kids room. Please note, supplies are first come, first served, and we are unable to reserve or set aside crafts. Limit is 1 per child. For more information or questions please contact the Kids room x316.
May 28 to May 29
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9:00am - 5:00pm
Description The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 26th Annual 'Virtu' Outdoor Arts Festival   The event will take place in beautiful Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly, and will feature the fine selected works of professional artists and crafts persons. Virtu will be held rain...
May 28
-
10:30am - 11:30am
Please join us for Zumba in the library's Terrace room on Saturday mornings with Yvonne Brown and Tina Pagliusi! Once the weather permits, classes will move back out to Wilcox Park. "Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate...
May 30
-
9:00am - 8:00pm
May 31
-
9:00am - 10:00am
We invite you to join us and Chelsea from Bluebird Yoga for an all levels (beginner friendly) yoga practice in the park Tuesdays at 9:00am! Wake up your body with a gentle stretch followed by flowing movement and strengthening. We will be meeting behind the pond, next to the big tree and near the...
May 31
-
1:00pm - 4:00pm
During these challenging times individuals need assistance now more than ever. Our volunteer Community Resource Advocate, Susan Rosen, is available to offer help! Susan can be reached via email to offer guidance to connect you or loved ones with local resources available based on specific needs....
June 01
-
5:00pm - 7:00pm
This month's exhibit will feature local artists, Helen Roy and Lisle Ann Jackson! Head to the Hoxie Gallery from 5-7 pm Wednesday, June 1st to "Meet the Artists". Their pieces can be viewed in the Hoxie Gallery through the month of June during library hours. About the artists:...
Saturday, May 28
9:00am - 5:00pm
Description The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce is proud to host the 26th Annual 'Virtu' Outdoor Arts Festival   The event will take place in beautiful Wilcox Park in downtown Westerly, and will feature the fine selected works of professional artists and crafts persons. Virtu will be held rain... Read More
Tuesday, May 31
9:00am - 10:00am
We invite you to join us and Chelsea from Bluebird Yoga for an all levels (beginner friendly) yoga practice in the park Tuesdays at 9:00am! Wake up your body with a gentle stretch followed by flowing movement and strengthening. We will be meeting behind the pond, next to the big tree and near the... Read More
Wednesday, June 01
9:30am - 10:00am
STRETCH & STRENGTHEN Ready for a workout that gets results and relieves pain & stiffness?! Get ready to dynamically strengthen and stretch to develop a strong, toned and elongated body with full range of motion! Spring into Summer ESSENTRICS featured at Wilcox Park! Heather Van Dam is a... Read More
Wednesday, June 01
5:30pm - 7:00pm
You've wrapped up 8 weeks of training, and now you're ready for your very first 5k race! Join us and the Westerly Track and Athletic Club in Misquamicut for the first of their summer Fun Run Series. See below for the details, and please contact Cassie with any questions: ... Read More
The Hoxie Gallery, named after William D. and Lavinia B. Hoxie, is a public art gallery that generally displays the work of local area artists. In keeping with the overall mission of the Memorial and... Read More
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